• 8
    Feb

Largest Lock of John Lennon’s Hair Ever Preserved Offered at Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – A substantial lock of John Lennon’s Beatles Mop Top hair—cut of in preparation for his role as Private Gripweed in the 1966 film “How I Won the War” is expected to sell for $10,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Feb. 20 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction in Dallas. The extraordinary, 4-inch lock is offered amidst […]

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  • 8
    Feb

Huge Number of Sports Cards, Coins and Toys Sales Records included in latest Worthopedia Data Infusion

WorthPoint.com, the Internet’s largest resource for identifying and finding the value of subscribers’ art, antiques and collectibles, has just added more than 2.5 million pieces of antiques and collectibles sales results to its Worthopedia™ database, including a huge injection of sports cards, coins and toys data. The new sales data—a quick sprint of 2,547,764 individual […]

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  • 8
    Feb

How I Overcame my Fear of Consigning Things for Sale at an Auction

Last year I decided to get into the auction game. I had a couple of items that I thought would bring a nice return, to consigned them to Saco River Auctions for a sale that was scheduled for April 1. A while before the auction was slated to begin, I received a letter stating it […]

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  • 7
    Feb

Rinker on Collectibles: The Shelf-Sitter Era has Ended

A shelf-sitter is an object that rests upon a hanging shelf, mantle, tabletop, bookcase or cabinet with glass doors. It is an object that is meant to be admired rather than used, albeit it can have a utilitarian purpose. Reasons for admiration vary—beauty, family heirloom, nostalgia, souvenir or simply a conversation piece. Shelf-sitters were common […]

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  • 4
    Feb

Is the Doll Collecting Market Booming or Busting?

“Boom or bust” is a phrase I heard many times growing up in the coalfield region of Eastern Kentucky. The small burg where I grew up at one time had been a bustling mini-town with a movie theater, a roller-skating and ice rink, and several stores. Then, poof, the coal was mined out, the company […]

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  • 4
    Feb

They May not Look Like Much, but ‘Pete’ Miller’s Rifles are Beautiful

By R. Bruce Moon As the morning began to brighten, I watched the buzzards settle on the hog. I had shot the 180-pound boar two evenings before, taken the backstraps, then dragged the carcass to a clearing 200 yards from the tripod in the hope that a coyote would come to feed while I was […]

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  • 2
    Feb

Q and A With Harry Rinker: Mid-Century Die Cast Cap Gun

QUESTION: I have a western-style toy cap gun marked “KUSAN, INC. NASHVILLE, TENN. #280.” It is in excellent shape and completely functional. I am interested in knowing more about it. – JH, Brownwood, Texas ANSWER: Kunsan acquired Nichols Industries, Inc., in 1965. Nichols Industries, along with Hubley, Kenton, Kilgore, Schmidt, and Wyandotte, were among the […]

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  • 1
    Feb

Succeeding in Your Business: Private Labeling and Trademark Infringement Online

Two emails I received this week deal with a recent phenomenon in e-commerce—the so-called “private labeling” of merchandise on Amazon, eBay and other online venues. Here’s how it works: a seller buys merchandise in bulk from a manufacturer (usually in China or elsewhere in Asia). The merchandise is not trademarked or branded in any way. […]

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  • 1
    Feb

WorthPoint’s CEO Will Seippel Named to Axial’s Inaugural Growth 100 List

ATLANTA – Will Seippel, the founder and CEO of WorthPoint.com, has been named to Axial’s Growth 100, a list of the best and brightest middle-market CEOs across industry. The recognition came in time to celebrate the second annual Middle Market Monday, a day that recognizes the accomplishments of CEOs and owners of U.S. middle market […]

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  • 29
    Jan

WorthPoint Invites its Enthusiastic Subscribers to Sell Subscriptions

WorthPoint, the Internet’s largest resource for identifying and finding the value of art, antiques and collectibles, is taking advantage of its subscribers’ enthusiasm for its products by launching a Reseller Program in which they pass along the advantages of a WorthPoint subscription to their friends and colleagues, and make money for their efforts. The WorthPoint […]

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